Sunday, July 9, 2017

How Many Pasadena Cops Were Selling Guns Online?

Mod: Still no word from the Sierra Madre PD on the big ATF gun bust that went down here in town. Despite that puzzling lapse, the Pasadena Weekly continues to lead the way with strong reporting on new developments in the Gourdikian-Pasadena Police-Sierra Madre Gun Trafficking Scandal and its investigation by the Feds. This week the PW threw a little more gas on that brightly burning fire. Here is what they're reporting for us now. 

PW Learns Cop Tried Changing Password On Gun Website After ATF Raid And That Other Officers Did Business On That Site (Pasadena Weekly link): Documents obtained by the Pasadena Weekly indicate a Pasadena police lieutenant under federal investigation for possible illegal gun sales submitted a request for a password change on a gun website just hours after federal agents seized dozens of illegal weapons from his Sierra Madre home.

Meanwhile, the 42 pages of documents obtained by the newspaper through the state’s Public Records Act (PRA) also reveal two other police officers, Detectives Cuong Dinh Pham and Nick Cheung, are also registered to Calguns.net under their city email addresses, along with Lt. Vasken Gourdikian, the officer under investigation by the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

Gourdikian is currently on paid administrative leave.

According to postings on Calguns, Cheung listed at least five weapons for sale, and other emails revealed that he recommended weapons to other people.

The information came as a result of PW’s June 5 request under state law for all correspondence to and from Calguns.net from all city employee emails.

The 42 pages of emails were vetted by officials with the Pasadena Police Department, the City Attorney’s Office and the City Manager’s Office before being turned over to the Pasadena Weekly.

As reported previously by PW, the 47-year-old Gourdikian — under the username vgourdik — sold dozens of weapons on the website, many of them off-roster, before ATF agents served him with a search warrant at his Sierra Madre home on Feb. 16 and seized 57 weapons.

But at 11:43 a.m. that day, soon after federal agents left the scene, Gourdikian logged onto the Calguns website and sent a request to have his password changed on the website.

“You have requested to reset your password on Calguns.net because you have forgotten your password. If you did not request this, please ignore it. It will expire and become useless in 24-hours time,” the email states. The email also contains a link to complete the process. It is not known if Gourdikian changed his password or if any postings were deleted from the website.

Gourdikian’s actions “could be construed as consciousness of guilt,” said local attorney Pamela Dansby Darden.

Consciousness of guilt is an incriminating inference that a judge or jury could draw from statements or conduct of a defendant after a crime has occurred that suggests that the defendant knows he is guilty of a crime, Darden explained.

Mod: The rest of this article is available at the link above. We will continue to relay information about this important local corruption story as we receive it.

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22 comments:

  1. Russia, Russia, Russia.
    Wait, wrong rant for the day.
    If this is a Feds case; Sierra Madre PD is out of the loop.
    This raid is just another Obama creation aimed at mucking up the Second Amendment.
    Just like an appointment of a Special Counsel investigating "Russia"; the ATF raids are intended to waste time and money.
    Voodoo Obama and his Witch Hunts.

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    1. The raid happened in Sierra Madre in February. Trump was president at that time. You sure it isn't Harry Truman's fault?

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    2. Apparently your Klan meeting let out early today.

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    3. There is a Klan rule that states nothing is ever Trump's fault.

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  2. Number of the 100 highest-paid city employees in Boston last year who were members of the police department : 98

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  3. What about all the other former police officers from Pasadena PD what are they doing or still doing with their side business of gun running or selling? former PPD Commander Lisa Rosales is back in he area she is the Police Chief for Glendora, Ca. wonder what she is doing with guns or will she be interviewed by ATF and show up at the trial?

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  4. Who really cares if "they" are selling guns?
    The only changes in selling were the listing of "guns" on the off roster list; big deal.
    "You" are suppost to have an additional license to sell, that's because the Obama Administration passed a quick back door administrative deal.
    Funny how No Drama Obama made so many back door deals and placed so many of his Democratic employees into Civil Service.
    "You"know how tough it is to get rid of a Civil Servant.
    I wonder if Government "leaks" are coming from those Civil Servants that were Obama monetary contributors? Duh!

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    1. OK thank you for the information. I've been wanting to know about that. I'm Caucasian so that will be helpful in keeping the immigrants in check.

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    2. Somebody take the quotes keys away from that guy.

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    3. Yes. You can almost see him wiggling his fingers in the air.

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    4. This racist goon is so tediously boring

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    5. The whole Trump mess is based on racial animosity.

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  5. Dear Moderator: Did you see the PW piece from a couple of weeks ago that PPD had a complaint 2 years before the ATF raid that Gourdikian was selling off roster guns? Chief Sanchez knew that illicit guns sales were taking place but chose to do nothing about it. It's an important aspect of the story. Suggest that you post it.

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    1. I would, but I am at work and will be until 9pm. Have to be much later.

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    2. Here's the link: https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2017/06/22/police-investigated-controversial-officer-three-years-ago-gun-complaint/

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    3. PW's investigative reporter might as well be still be in high school because it is completely fabricated. The complaints were against other officers that had nothing to do with gun sales and PW might be sued for libel. It's so sad that all of you are believing complete lies and continuing on with your witch hunt of officers.

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    4. How's Gourdie doing? And Chief Phil "The Pencil" Sanchez? He doing good?

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  6. The trump clan such nice,wholesome folk
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/report-donald-trump-jr-met-with-russian-lawyer-after-promise-of-clinton-information/

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    1. Twas the season for treason. Lock them up.

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    2. Nepotistic billionaires
      Anti democracy oligarchs
      Lock them up

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    3. Trump, Trump, Trump...stay focused Libs...this article is about guns in Sierra Madre...I know it's hard.

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    4. Trump is hilarious. The whole world is laughing.

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